Napa pays tribute to Joseph Phelps
Joseph Phelps, a pioneering force for Napa Valley’s wine industry and major philanthropist, has died at his home in St Helena aged 87.
Why is no one buying Sauternes?
The Sauternes estates have made an early bid for attention in this campaign but despite repeated price cuts since 2010 it’s still not selling.
This week saw db dine on sashimi served with billowing dry ice, sample an Inked Daiquiri made with charcoal and sip Hendrick’s-laced cocktails at the launch of the brand’s botanical garden.
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db dines on Parmesan-dusted chips, rib eye steak with wild garlic butter and a divine baked brioche with chive, olive oil at STK London.
The Liv-ex merchants’ survey crowned Vieux Château Certan as the wine of the 2014 vintage with two thirds expecting increased interest from buyers.
Riesling is the best wine match for sausage rolls, while Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect pairing for pepperoni pizza according to a new aroma wheel.
SABMiller, the world’s second largest beer brewer, has posted fourth-quarter sales figures that have exceeded industry estimates, with revenue growing by 6%.
Ice cream makers Ben & Jerry’s has teamed up with US craft brewer New Belgium Brewery to release a salted caramel brownie brown ale.
Japanese producer Suntory is telling women to drink themselves beautiful using a new beer laced with collagen – the protein linked to skin firmness.
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Widely acknowledged as the best vintage since 2010, even if not perfect, do critic’s scores for 2014 generally favour the Left or Right Banks of the Gironde?
Magnums of 1959 Mouton Rothschild and an ex-cellar consignment of 1995 Ornellaia will lead Sotheby’s next London sale this month.
Château Latour has led a recent surge of trade in older vintages as buyers look to mature Bordeaux for value over more recent releases.
There is no demand for 2013 Bordeaux whatsoever, admitted Lilian Barton-Sartorius from Château Léoville Barton, although buyers shouldn’t expect prices to fall for this year’s release.
The Champagne Bureau UK is calling for wine educators to enter this year’s Champagne Ambassadors’ Awards.
Perrier-Jouët has released the first series of its Art of Vintage Collection – three rare Champagnes stored in its chef de cave’s cellars for up to 25 years.
Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has been criticised for spraying a hostess in the face with Champagne after winning the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday.
LVMH has posted a first quarter revenue increase of 16%, rising to €8.3 billion, but its wines and spirits division continued to lag.
The abbey of Hautvillers, once home to the fabled Dom Pérignon, is to open to the public later this year for a series of guided tours and tastings.
Long-focused on expressing Rioja Alavesa’s diverse vineyard sites, Araex is now busy expanding its vision.
From modest beginnings in Rioja Alavesa, one man’s vision has taken him across the major wine regions of Spain, preserving and promoting their individuality while tackling the fragmentation that has hampered the country’s potential
The modern wine trader is undoubtedly a demanding beast. Not only do they want to keep costs down, but they want more visibility, increased flexibility of supply, as well as faster access to information.
A European labelling company has launched in the UK providing a “game-changing” online service.